Category: Christmas Messages

Feeling Jolly Day 2

PIU Jolly 02 front


The mice are still decorating!  Today is day 2 of Karen Burniston’s Design Teams Christmas in July and I’m still playing with Jolly the Mouse.  This card is a 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 card in Real Red with the little mice stacked up high to put the star on top of the tree.  The tree is from the Christmas Trees Pop Stand.  I just die cut and embossed 4 of them and stacked them off the side of the paper.  The present is from the Evergreen Pivot card and was cut in Merry Moments Designer Series paper.  The Santa hat is from Props 5 – lots of cute, cute, cute props!

PIU Jolly 02 inside


Inside I used the same stamp set, Christmas Messages, as yesterday.  There are so many great dies in this collection.  To see more amazing creations, go to Karen’s Facebook page!  Hugs, Fran


Christmas in July Pop It Ups Designer Challenge

PIU Jolly 01 front


It’s the most wonderful time of the year – a new collection of dies from Karen Burniston!  This is a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2″ card.  Big enough to hold all the wonderful Christmas joy inside 🙂 The sentiment is a retired SU stamp, Christmas Messages,  and the paper is the new Merry Moments Designer Series paper.  The swirl across the front is from the new Merry Christmas Pop Ups die.

PIU Jolly 01 open


And inside meet Jolly the Mouse!  He and his friend are decorating the new Pop It Ups Christmas Trees Pop Stand!  The tree is so much fun to put together!  You can use it alone – or with any of the new characters as I’ve done here.

PIU Jolly 01 details


This is a better view of the mice.  I snipped off their tails and tucked them behind them so they wouldn’t stick out of the card.

Head over to Karen’s Facebook page to see what the rest of the team is doing with these new dies and get a head start on your Christmas Pop It Ups!  Hugs, Fran

Triple Pivot Tree

Tree Pivot 01

Here’s a Christmas card using Karen Burnistion’s  Evergreen Pivot Card die and a very cool idea for making it a Triple Pivot.  I used Stampin Up new Mossy Meadow card stock and the beautiful Shimmery White card stock along with some Red Glimmer paper.  The large tree on the front was cut separately.

Tree Pivot 01 open

When you open it you get an entire forest!  The bottom “snow” area was cut with the Outdoor Edges die.


Stamp Set -Stampin Up Christmas Messages

Card stock – Mossy Meadow, Shimmery White, Red Glimmer paper, Real Red

Ink – Real Red

Etc – Karen Burniston’s Evergreen Pivot Card, Spiral Circle Pull Card (for the snowflakes) and Outdoor Edges dies, Distressed Dots embossing folder, rhinestones, washi tape

While it looks so impressive, it really isn’t that hard to make.  You could use this one for someone very special or make a bunch of them!  Hugs, Fran


This is Chilly – one of Karen Burniston’s new Character dies – on an Oval Accordion die.  You can see all the dies here. He’s decked out to play in the snow with his snappy scarf.  The sentiment is from Christmas Messages (131790/131793)which is still available!  It’s a great sentiment for this card

Stamp Set – Christmas Messages
Cardstock – Whisper White, Pool Party, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango
Ink – Real Red
Etc – Chilly die, Oval Accordion die, Oval Dot Frame Edges, circle punch, Real Red stitched ribbon

The thing I like best about these characters is that they are SO EASY to use!  Hugs, Fran

Snowman Nuggets

There is a cute video by Linda Bauwin showing how to make these nugget snowmen.  They use Snow Day and the fingers from children/women’s gloves.  I put them in a cello bag with a Top Note topper and my favorite sentiment from Christmas Messages.  It was from this idea that my mind wandered to the idea I showed yesterday – how to use the rest of the glove!

I guess I really showed these backwards   But now you know how to use the entire glove. 

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Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (item 132172)
Expressions Thinlits Dies (item 132171)
Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent (item 132159)
Snowflake Season Simply Sent  (item 132176)
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 129324)
Extra-Large Gift Box (item 132147)

Grab your goodies!! Hugs, Fran

Hanging Ornaments

How funny!  Check out the rhinestones in the center of these ornaments!  Some of them have moved   And I didn’t even notice it until now.  Well – I’d suggest you put the rhinestones in the center of the ornaments instead of willy nilly all over the card! 

Stamp Sets – Christmas Collectibles, Christmas Messages
Card Stock – Whisper White
Ink – Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Etc – Dotted embossing folder, Baker’s Twine, Ornament punch, rhinestones (!)

Silly me!  Hugs, Fran

Merry Little Christmas Tree

A Merry Little Christmas to you – and a Season of Style!  I used the Season of Style and the Sizzix Evergreen Tree die to create this card. 

The wainscoting idea is from Karen Burniston herself – so cute on the inside and so easy to do with the Simply Scored Scoring tool!  The sentiment on the left is a

Color Me Christmas Presents Galore

While I still had Color Me Christmas out on my desk, I thought I’d try something different with the present stamp and the new Thinlit Label die.  (133479)  It didn’t turn out exactly has I saw it in my mind – but you get the idea!  I love the greeting and sentiment from Christmas Messages ( 131790/ 131793).  Using the Stamp a Ma Jig, I stamped presents across the bottom.  Did you know that the label framelit in the Thinlit set works with the Label Framelit set in the big catalog?  It is perfect for layering!

Next time I’ll try to line it up so that I don’t have a half package showing when the card is folded – but for now, this is it

Stamp Sets – Color Me Christmas, Christmas Messages
card stock – Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Season of Style DSP
Ink – Jet Black Stazon
Stampin Write Markers – Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Etc – Thinlit Label card die, Label Framelits, Scallop Edge punch

Team meeting today and I can’t wait to stamp with friends!  Hugs, Fran

Floating Floor Santa Scene

Oh what fun indeed!  This card is a floating floor card cased from Karen Burniston’s video

The greeting on the front is from Christmas Messages and is layered on a glittered oval with an ornament punch top.  It’s 2 pieces but the glitter paper really makes it look like one piece. 

And here’s Santa and Rudolph (Color Me Christmas) decorating trees.  There clothes are paper pieced to give them some extra “umph.” 

From the side you can see how the floor looks. 

Rudolph’s nose is a pearl colored with a sharpie marker. 

Stamp Sets – Color Me Christmas, Christmas Messages
Card stock – Whisper White, Silver Glitter, Season of Style DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Ink – Jet Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler
Stampin Write Markers – Blush Blossom, Real Red, Basic Black
Etc – SU Pop N Cuts base, Sizzix Ribbon Tree insert, star punch, Oval Framelits, ornament punch, pearl, silver ribbon

I hope you’ll try the floating floor – it’s fun!  Hugs, Fran


Does this look familiar?  I cased myself – I took the front elements from this card and made a “regular” card. 

Stamp Sets – Festive Flurry, Christmas Messages
Card stock – Whisper White, Winter Frost DSP, Silver Glimmer
Ink – Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Versamark, Smokey Slate
Etc – Scallop Edge punch, Festive Flurry Framelits, Frosted Finished Embellishments. 

The Holiday Mini starts August 1 – and I’m so excited!  Hugs, Fran
p.s. Anyone have an idea on getting my sleep back on track after traveling? 

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